>Running 101>Always with the hills.
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Running the 2012 Boston Marathon for Children's Hospital
and downhills are tough on your knees and quads...
Yes, I agree. As I sit here icing my right quad, thanks to that one big downhill during the race the other night.
Yeah, but you got a shiny new PR to show for it! I understand you have a 20 miler to do tomorrow, so I hope the quad cooperates. Good luck!
Rolling hills sound good to me! I have a 4 mile route in my 'hood that is sort of flat. Today, most of my runs are beyond 4, so I have to deal with the hills on every run. I look forward to the slope as it forces me to think about how I begin/end my runs. I also like the way hills work the different muscles in my legs; helps break up the monotony of flat terrain.
btb1490 brings up a good point about training on terrain that matches an upcoming race.
Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
uphills are tough on your achillies
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